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Telling Better Stories: Journalism Training for Small Farm Educators and Farmer Writers

By Violet Stone / March 12, 2013

April 11, 2013, 10:00 – 3:00pm. Mann Library, Room 100 and 102, Cornell University Campus, Ithaca NY Registration for the following training is full.  Contact Violet at vws7@cornell.edu to be added to a waitlist.   Are you an agriculture educator or service provider who tells stories of the farmers you work with to the public? …

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Demystifying GAPs: An interactive workshop for NY fruit and vegetable growers

By Violet Stone / February 21, 2013

Are your wholesale customers demanding a food safety plan or GAP certification?  Are you concerned about how the FDA’s new proposed Food Safety Rules will affect your farm?  Or would you like to expand your marketing opportunities and ensure that your customers are getting clean produce?  If you answered yes to any of these questions,…

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February Monthly Update

By Rachel Whiteheart / February 20, 2013

The Small Farms Update includes small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities,  other small farm resources. It is intended for farmers and agricultural service providers in New York and the Northeast. If have an item to be included in the update, please contact Violet Stone at vws7@cornell.edu. Announcements New! Guide…

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New! Guide to URBAN Farming in New York State

By Violet Stone / February 7, 2013

Are you interested in or currently farming in a city?  Do you wonder how to access land, how to reclaim a contaminated site, how to maximize use of a small growing space, or how to most successfully target your urban market? The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce the release of our new “Guide…

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By Violet Stone / January 31, 2013

How to successfully create an online community around your farm business: With Will Heeman of Heeman Greenhouses & Strawberry Farm Reaching today’s consumer is harder than ever, with your audience becoming less responsive to traditional media than ever. Your customers are engaging on social media and this presents a unique opportunity to build an online community…

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Demystifying Organic Certification: Get Help Navigating the Certification Process

By Violet Stone / January 29, 2013

If you’ve been thinking about getting your farm certified as organic but aren’t sure whether it’s worth it, and find all the paperwork and requirements overwhelming, this course is for you. This 6-week online course is facilitated by Laura Biasillo of Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County and taught by representatives from NOFA-NY LLC (Northeast Organic…

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January Monthly Update

By Rachel Whiteheart / January 17, 2013

The Small Farms Update includes small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities,  other small farm resources. It is intended for farmers and agricultural service providers in New York and the Northeast. If have an item to be included in the update, please contact Violet Stone at vws7@cornell.edu. Announcements Top 8…

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Focus on Skills for New Farmers at the 2013 Empire State Producers Expo

By Violet Stone / January 8, 2013

All-day session on January 22 in Syracuse, NY Beginning and small-scale farmers interested in improving marketing, management and profitability on the farm should be sure to attend the all-day Beginning Farmer session at the 2013 Empire State Producers Expo on Tuesday, January 22 at the Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse, NY. Moderated by Anu Rangarajan,…

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Priorities for Investment and Action to Enhance Viability of New York’s Small Farms

By Violet Stone / December 20, 2012

The Cornell Small Farms Program is very pleased to announce the release of the “2012 Recommendations for Strategic Investments in New York’s Small Farms.”   Download the full report and access supplemental material at: https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/projects/summit/ This colorful report details the top priorities for enhancing the viability of small farms in New York.   We thank…

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December Small Farms Update

By Violet Stone / December 14, 2012

The Small Farms Update includes small farm announcements, events, job and internship opportunities, grant and loan opportunities, and other small farm resources. It is intended for farmers and agricultural service providers in New York and the Northeast. If have an item to be included in the update, please contact Violet Stone at vws7@cornell.edu. Announcements Two…

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